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We live in a world running out of space, resources, and time. There are solutions. We can build a better world - a world that is fair, healthy, and prosperous. But this requires transformative change. Why Tree Planters Podcast you ask? Well, there's a great proverb that goes as follows:“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”We feel there's a scarcity of tree planters in positions of power these days. Each month we look at problems and solutions relating to how we live in modern society, including those of sprawl and associated consumption patterns and behaviour, climate change, habitat degradation and species loss, community development and empowerment, knowledge of and connection to place, leadership and accountable governance, among others.We welcome you to join us on our journey. Please don't hesitate to connect with us if you have suggestions or questions. New episodes on the 1st of every month.See simcoecountygreenbelt.ca for podcast transcripts.

We live in a world running out of space, resources, and time. There are solutions. We can build a better world - a world that is fair, healthy, and prosperous. But this requires transformative change. Why Tree Planters Podcast you ask? Well, there's a great proverb that goes as follows:“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”We feel there's a scarcity of tree planters in positions of power these days. Each month we look at problems and solutions relating to how we live in modern society, including those of sprawl and associated consumption patterns and behaviour, climate change, habitat degradation and species loss, community development and empowerment, knowledge of and connection to place, leadership and accountable governance, among others.We welcome you to join us on our journey. Please don't hesitate to connect with us if you have suggestions or questions. New episodes on the 1st of every month.See simcoecountygreenbelt.ca for podcast transcripts.
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We live in a world running out of space, resources, and time. There are solutions. We can build a better world - a world that is fair, healthy, and prosperous. But this requires transformative change. Why Tree Planters Podcast you ask? Well, there's a great proverb that goes as follows:“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”We feel there's a scarcity of tree planters in positions of power these days. Each month we look at problems and solutions relating to how we live in modern society, including those of sprawl and associated consumption patterns and behaviour, climate change, habitat degradation and species loss, community development and empowerment, knowledge of and connection to place, leadership and accountable governance, among others.We welcome you to join us on our journey. Please don't hesitate to connect with us if you have suggestions or questions. New episodes on the 1st of every month.See simcoecountygreenbelt.ca for podcast transcripts.

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English


Episodes

Upstream/Downstream: Root Cause or BandAid?

8/8/2019
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This month we're looking at the difference between change that addresses root causes, such as poverty and inequality, and change that addresses symptoms, such as homelessness. The former is change upstream, while the later is change downstream. We talk with Naomi Wachowiak, who works in public health, about social determinants of health, some examples of upstream change and how it benefits society. During our talk Naomi notes the increasing focus being directed toward the impacts of...

Duration:00:56:56

Activism (What is it? Why do we do it?)

6/29/2019
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This month we are talking about activism. It's a term that can divide people, but we think that it can be found far more than we might think in our daily life. We speak to three community leaders, Hale Mahon, Keenan Aylwin, and Claire Malcolmson, who put a lot of time and effort into making their communities better places, and try to understand a little more about this divisive but important term.

Duration:00:39:58

Why "Tree Planters"?

5/23/2019
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Our first episode! We explain how we came up with the Tree Planters name, as well as discuss who we are, what we do, and why we do it.

Duration:00:30:38